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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Practices with babes in the morning, mail chew,
sales calls, built ESC bug stats, admin; customer call.
Mail chew; project planning, two team calls, and
more calls in between more mail chew.
Tired; out to NCC; home, fine lunch, slugged non-vigorously
in the garden. Watched David Copperfield in the afternoon;
A weekend - nice; drove to Leiston Abbey with M&D.
for Bruce & Anne's anniversary. Got instruments unpacked,
quick quarter practice.
A lovely family meal, lots of distant relatives, and
new people, babes played three quartet pieces beautifully;
a Polka & Fiesta from Shiela Nelson and, a simple Bartok
Back to Bruce & Anne's in a car full of balloons
for a relax, some tea etc.
Up; lovely breakfast with Kendy, Petra & family.
Some great music-making going on too, wonderful. Bid a hurried
'bye, and caught a bus/tram/bus/aeroplane back home. Worked away
at the E-mail backlog on the plane variously.
Parents over in the afternoon; lovely to see them - time
together in the evening.
Up too early; to Stansted; flew to Prague; busses
variouslym and arrived at Kendy's - a fine lunch from a
Chefski, and out to visit a customer with Niall. Meal in
the evening, back to catch up together & bed.
Employee, customer & team calls; worked through the
E-mail backlog. Worked late.
Day of catch-up, back-to-back calls, sales, customer,
and so on.
Up early; Gokhan and Muhammet kindly took me to the
airport; checked in; prodded at E-mail. Code review on the
plane waiting for takeoff.
Breakfast and out to the hack-fest; lots of interesting
questions, code reading, interspersed with small bits of hacking,
fine food, tea & fun. An outstanding hack-fest, I'd heartily
commend TÜBİTAK's hospitality. Reviewed a number of commits.
Breakfast and out to the hack-fest; had some fun helping
people with tasks, code reading, etc. Spent some time unwinding
why LibreOffice wouldn't compile in tr_TR.UTF-8 locale, a rather
toupper('i') != 'I' in a tr_TR locale,
cf. easy hack.
Fine breakfast, a day of training together with the
great Turkish student team - tiring but worthwhile - still
trying to put a dozen new names to new faces.
Built a new talk capturing at least my thinking on
how to tackle non-trivial problems; sucking eggs for beginners:
And also updated some older slides to the recent code-base.
Back to relax in the evening with some students.
Early up; set off for Turkey; the train ticket to LHR
costing almost as much as the flight - hmm; if only one could fly
everywhere. Poked at code and mail, and slides on the train.
Met an interesting chap - James McDermott on the plane;
doing market data development.
Met up with Gokhan and Muhammet and out for dinner
together - picked up Markus, to the hotel; baggage scanned;
checkin; up for a pint, and back to the room - worked until
very late on slides.
Up early; mail chew; research, team call; admin;
Mail chew, interview, sales team call; poked at this
and that. Plugged away at misc. labours.
Admin, mail chew, connected with a customer, lunch.
Team call, poked at tests, prodded some financials. Built ESC
agenda. Dinner, J. out, read stories to lots of babies; finished
a unit test I'd been working on.
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